Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sambhar Salt Benefits,

Romaka Lavana – Sambhar Salt Benefits, Usage

Romaka Lavana is called as Sambhar salt, as it is collected from the banks of Sambhar Salt lake, Near of Rajasthan. It is also called as Earthen salt. 
Sambhar Salt
Sanskrit Synonyms:  Roma Lavana, Gada Lavana, Raumaka, Shakambhariya.
Hindi names: Sambhar Namak, Sambhar Noon,
Gujarati name: Saambhara Mittu.
Chemical composition:Sodium Chloride – 97.1 % w/w
Total Sulphide – 0.060 % w/w
Sodium Bicarbonate – 0.049 % w/w  (Reference)
Romaka - Sambhar salt benefits
Sambhar salt – medicinal qualities:Sookshma, Teekshna – piercing, enters into deep tissues and minute channels
Ati Ushna – very hot in potency.
Vyavayi – Spreads to all parts of the body very quickly.
Katu Paki – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
Laghu – light to digest.
Vishyandi – coats the inner side of channels.
Vid Bhedi – relieves constipation.
Mutrala – increases urine volume
Deepana – improves digestion strength.
Useful in indigestion, Ama conditions, Low Pitta conditions and constipation.
Effect on Tridosha –Balakces Vata Dosha, but increases Pitta Dosha.
Side effects: It is best avoided in people with diarrhea, burning sensation, gastritis, sensitive stomach, high blood pressure.
It is best avoided in pregnancy, lactating mother and in children.
Ayurvedic medicines with Earthen salt – Romaka Lavana ingredient:
Kalyanagulam – 
used in treating  skin diseases, jaundice, fatty liver changes, digestive disorders
Shankha Vati – used in treating dyspepsia, low digestion power, anorexia.
Chinchadi tailam – herbal oil, used in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases such as Arthritis, paralysis and such other neurological conditions.
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